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AbsuTara

Genre:Rock
Style:Black Metal
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Tracklist

Phase One: "Ioldanach's Pedagogy"
Tara1:56
Pillars Of Mercy4:21
A Shield With An Iron Face3:22
Manannan6:39
The Cognate House Of Courtly Witches Lies West Of County Meath4:19
She Cries The Quiet Lake4:11
Yrp Lluyddawc1:51
Phase Two: "The Cythraul Klan's Scrutiny"
From Ancient Times (Scarless Skies Burn To Ash)3:53
Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)4:46
Vorago (Spell 182)5:45
Bron (Of The Waves)1:32
Stone Of Destiny (...For Magh Slecht And Ard Righ)7:47
Tara (Recapitulation)1:45

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    Cover of Tara, 2001-05-23, CDTara
    CD, Album
    Osmose Productions – OPCD 098, Osmose Productions – OPCD098France2001France2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Tara, 2001, VinylTara
    LP, Album, Limited Edition
    Osmose Productions – OPLP 098France2001France2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Tara, 2001, CDTara
    CD, Album, Promo
    Osmose Productions – OPCD 098France2001France2001
    New Submission
    Cover of  Tara, 2001, Cassette Tara
    Cassette, Album
    Rocris Disc – ROC 008-30, Osmose Productions – ROC 008-30Romania2001Romania2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2001, CassetteTara
    Cassette, Album
    Wizard (4) – WOP 200.752Bulgaria2001Bulgaria2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2002, CDTara
    CD, Album
    Olympic Recordings (2) – OLY0226-2US2002US2002
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Tara, 2002, CDTara
    CD, Album
    Mutilation Records – MUTP 020Brazil2002Brazil2002
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2004, CDTara
    CD, Album, Enhanced
    CD-Maximum – CDM 0304-1737Russia2004Russia2004
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Tara, 2008, VinylTara
    Album, LP, Picture Disc, Reissue, Limited Edition
    Agonia Records – ARplp009Poland2008Poland2008
    Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014-02-00, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered; LP; LP; Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
    The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2014US2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Bronze; LP, Album, Bronze; LP, Album, Bronze; Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
    The Crypt – CRYPT43US2014US2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Black/Olive Marble w/Green Splatter; LP, Album, Black/Olive Marble w/Green Splatter; LP, Album, Black/Olive Marble w/Green Splatter; Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
    The Crypt – CRYPT43US2014US2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, White Label; 2×LP, White Label; All Media, Test Pressing
    The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2014US2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2017, CDTara
    CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
    Osmose Productions – OPCD 098, Osmose Productions – OPCD098Europe2017Europe2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2017, CDTara
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Osmose Productions – OPCD098US2017US2017
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Tara, 2017, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Bronze Smoke
    The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2017, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Swamp Green
    The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2017, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2020, CDTara
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Osmose Productions – OPCD098Europe2020Europe2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2020, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Swamp green/ultra clear-marble
    Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2020Europe2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2020-08-28, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, gold
    Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2020Europe2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2020, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Brown/Clear Marble
    Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2020Europe2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2021, CassetteTara
    Cassette, Album
    Osmose Productions – OPCS098France2021France2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2022-07-00, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Yellow / Blue, Donation Edition
    Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2022Europe2022
    New Submission
    Cover of Tara, 2022, VinylTara
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Black
    Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2022Europe2022
    New Submission

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    • Norge_fan's avatar
      Norge_fan
      On my copy labels for Absu Tara Alternate Mix December 3, 2000) and Absu - Tara (Pre-Production July 7, 2000 are mixed up in places. If anybody has the same problem?
      • GOATWITCH's avatar
        GOATWITCH
        Looks more clear/smoke. Not a deal breaker, perfect playing records.
        • eofor's avatar
          eofor
          Edited 19 years ago
          I don't want to fall into hyperbole too much, but this is the best metal album from the US since Winter "Into Darkness" crawled out of its mental institution in 1990.

          Slayer's "Reign In Blood" might be a better comparison though, as the similarities are numerous; from the acrobatic drumming (before Dave Lombardo returned to Slayer, Proscriptor was actually set to become his replacement) to the razorsharp precision riffs to the glorious oldschool infectious speed/thrash feel. Absu also share with Slayer the ability to strucure the savage violence and adrenaline into naturally flowing songs, which actually is a rare ability in the genre where awkwardly structured "riff salads" are the norm. Where Abso go beyond Slayer however, is in the fury factor - the songs move at ludicrous speeds yet feel totally controlled.

          "Tara" feels like the culmination of fifteen years of metal, applying the innovations of Slayer, Destruction, Mayhem, Immortal and Impiety into something that transcends singular definitions of thrash/black/heavy metal - it is simply "Metal". On previous albums Absu occasionally hinted at being this good. This is delivery.

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